Diving in Sanur, Bali
Bali has been the most visited tourist destination in Indonesia. It has a plenty of great places to visit. Sanur is a name of one of the great places in Bali Island. Sanur is located at the east of Denpasar. A lot of people prefer Sanur beach than Kuta beach that is always crowded because most of the tourists come to Kuta beach. They also want to enjoy the beauty and serenity of Sanur beach. Supposedly said, Sanur beach is the perfect place to enjoy the sunrise. Overall, Sanur beach would be a more expensive beach than Kuta beach, especially for those who do not like the crowded.
This beach has a length of 3 kilometers with the coastline facing to the east. Sanur is famous for being the beach that has white, clean and gentle sand. Not far from Sanur beach there are snorkeling and diving locations. Because of the friendly conditions, this dive sites can be explored by all divers, whether they are beginners or professionals. There are a few of dive operators that are located in Sanur Beach, such as Atlantis Bali Diving, Blue Season Bali, Crystal Divers, Diving Bali, Joe’s Gone Diving and many more. The price range of diving or snorkeling around Sanur beach is $ 35 – $ 125 / person with various packages.
If you want to go to Sanur by car, you will spend 20 minutes driving from Ngurah Rai International Airport. There are plenty of taxis available in the airport to take you to Sanur beach. If you drive by yourself, then you just have to go through Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai. There are few exit points from this street to Sanur beach. It will take about 20 minutes if you take the way through Kuta or Legian, 30 minutes from Seminyak or Ubud, and 10-15 minutes from Denpasar. Bali also has a free bus service named Trans Sarbagita that has route to Sanur beach.
Diving in Sanur is the right answer for divers who want to dive in near area, because it just takes 5 minutes by boat from the shore to the diving spots. Blessed with a lot of variation of marine organisms and beautiful reef, Sanur is known as second Bali’s best diving spot. With a depth of 300 meters underwater in Sanur, there are 3 main locations for diving, namely The Channel Point, Penjor Reef, and Jeladi Wilis. They all offer beautiful sights of lots of varieties of marine lives. There is only a bit difference between each dive site. Channel Point is the most ideal diving spot for beginner. You will see scorpion fish, octopus, stingray and more in the depth of 5 – 15 meters.
You can completely enjoy your holiday diving in Sanur with various hotels in this area. Not only local hotel but there are also international hotels built here. Moreover, you can also enjoy the traditional atmosphere with fabulous beach view. So, if you want to go diving, don not think twice but straight to Sanur.